- The string on the first card is some thick DMC thread bought on a sale bin at Hobby Lobby. Don't overlook the sale bins in the fabric and regular craft sections for goodies you can use in your papercrafts. This stuff had probably been marked down because it was a varigated color. Yet when you use it on a card, you can't tell it is multiple shades of beige.
- The second card uses a chipboard flower I painted. I didn't have the right color paint so I painted it in a light blue and then sponged Aqua Mist ink from PTI over the top to get close to the color of the DSP's flowers.
- I tried Kristina's idea of writing my message around my flower. As usual, I hated my handwriting so I just moved the flower up to cover my writing and stamped an image instead. Sometimes I can write something passable but mostly I'd rather just stamp or print my greetings. I was pleased with my freehand cut stem and leaves; didn't even fire up the Cricut.
Ingredients: Stamps: Polka dot basics from PTI; Holiday Seasons (greeting) from Inkadinkado
Ink: Choc Chip from SU!; Vintage Cream from PTI
Cardstock: Spring Moss from PTI
DSP: Farm Fresh from October Afternoon and a little bit of Old Olive from SU!
Buttons: Stampin' Up!